BROILED SALMON AND MAPLE GINGER SAUCE
For an incredibly easy, healthy, and tasty weeknight dinner, make this broiled salmon and maple ginger sauce your go-to! With just a few ingredients and an incredible simple preparation, the hands on time is only about 10 minutes. Bonus: I think it’s special enough for company and have served it at many a dinner party. You can make the sauce and prep the salmon in advance so all you need to do after your guests arrive is preheat the oven and cook it for 12 minutes. Done and done!
-½ cup pure maple syrup
-1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated, grated, finely chopped or food processed
-1 tablespoon garlic, minced or pressed through a press
-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 1 lemon)
-1 ½ tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
-1 pound (454 grams) of salmon into (4 oz/113 gram pieces). I prefer to use skin-on salmon, but skin-off is fine too.
-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (optional)
-sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
-scallions/salad onions to sprinkle on top (optional), cut diagonally in thin slices
METHOD FOR BROILED SALMON AND MAPLE GINGER SAUCE
In a small saucepan, simmer all sauce ingredients together for about ½ hour. The sauce will thicken as it cools. You can make the sauce in advance and refrigerate for up to a week.
Preheat oven to the broil setting.
Place salmon pieces on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Rub each piece with olive oil (if using). Sprinkle each piece with a large pinch of sea salt and pepper. Broil for 12 minutes. The top should be a little bit crispy and brown. If it’s not, move the salmon closer to the broiler and cook for another minute or 2.
Drizzle some sauce over the top and serve the rest on the side and then sprinkle on some scallions/salad onions.